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LA Galaxy's Javier Hernandez explains 'retirement' comments after first practice

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 04:00:00 GMT

Javier Hernandez was greeted by hundreds of LA Galaxy fans as he arrived at LAX. New LA Galaxy signing Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is looking forward to lifting trophies in Major League Soccer and said everything is in place for him to succeed, with retirement not on his mind. The striker, who attended practice with his new team for the first time on Thursday, got emotional during a video call to his parents on his YouTube show "Naked Humans" when explaining his decision to join MLS and stated that "it's the beginning of retirement," but after criticism from some quarters...

Toronto FC, USMNT star Bradley out 4 months after successful surgery

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:37:00 GMT

Herc Gomez and Seb Salazar are at odds over whether Carlos Vela or Chicharito is the better player in MLS. Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley underwent successful surgery on his right ankle Tuesday night, with the 32-year-old midfielder expected to return to full fitness in approximately four months. The surgery was performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. The injury occurred during the team's MLS Cup loss to the Seattle Sounders on Nov. 10. Bradley had three goals and three assists in 27 matches (26 starts) last season. He is entering his seventh season...

Minnesota United chasing Boca Juniors' Reynoso for DP slot - sources

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 09:39:00 GMT

Former Everton striker Adrian Heath is unsure Carlo Ancelotti's style of play is best for Everton. Minnesota United is attempting to acquire Boca Juniors midfielder Emanuel Reynoso for a Designated Player spot, multiple league sources have confirmed to ESPN. One source indicated that Minnesota technical director Mark Watson is currently in South America in an attempt to get the deal over the line. Argentine outlet TyC Sports was the first to link the Loons with Reynoso. Reynoso, 24, is in his third season with Boca, and his current contract runs through 2022. He scored in last Sunday's 3-1 win...

Liga MX's Pachuca striker Franco Jara to join FC Dallas in summer

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:59:00 GMT

Herc Gomez and Seb Salazar are at odds over whether Carlos Vela or Chicharito is the better player in MLS. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains how both player and club benefit in Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy. Pachuca forward Franco Jara will join FC Dallas in July, as the MLS club announced Tuesday that it had signed the Argentine to a Designated Player deal. Jara, who turns 32 on July 15, will make the move to Texas after the conclusion of Liga MX's 2020 Clausura season. Jara won the 2016 Clausura title and 2017 CONCACAF Champions League with Los Tuzos. He has spent time with Greek club Olympiacos and Portuguese side Benfica, along with several clubs in his native Argentina. "After we saw how well...

LA Galaxy smart to sign Chicharito, but Mexico's superstar must bring goals along with the hype

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:55:00 GMT

It's a signing that seems almost too perfect. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, the most recognizable Mexican player for over a decade, is now in Southern California having signed with the LA Galaxy and the marketing possibilities seem endless. The sight of Chicharito going up against compatriot Carlos Vela twice a year (at least) adds another layer of hype to the intra-city rivalry with LAFC. Now in the weeks between El Trafficos -- their first meeting is May 16 at Banc of California Stadium,...

Atlanta trades Julian Gressel to D.C. United for up to $1.1m in allocation money

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:37:00 GMT

Alejandro Moreno explains why MLS is hopeful expansion side Charlotte can follow Atlanta United's lead. D.C. United have acquired midfielder Julian Gressel from Atlanta United in exchange for up to $1.1 million in allocation money, the club announced on Tuesday. The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution were the first to report the news. Atlanta will receive $650,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) for 2020, another $100,000 in TAM for 2021, and a further $350,000 in allocation money if certain incentives are met. Up to $250,000 of the incentive-based allocation money looks easily attainable,...

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez confirms move to LA Galaxy: 'It was the right time'

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:47:00 GMT

Herc Gomez and Seb Salazar are at odds over whether Carlos Vela or Chicharito is the better player in MLS. ESPN FC's Steve Nicol explains how both player and club benefit in Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy. After his long-awaited arrival, LA Galaxy confirm the signing of Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. Herculez Gomez breaks down the latest about Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy. Herculez Gomez says a move to LA Galaxy ticks all the boxes for Javier Hernandez after a decade in Europe. Ale Moreno says Javier Hernandez would have a bigger impact on MLS than Carlos Vela if he joined Galaxy. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez confirmed his move to Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy, telling the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday: "It was the right time, the right opportunity." The LA Galaxy officially announced the transfer a few hours later, following a published interview in the newspaper with the 31-year-old in which he spoke about his excitement over the move to MLS, and he was pictured wearing his new club's jersey. - When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know - Stream...

USMNT's Jozy Altidore: Toronto FC mishandled Michael Bradley's injury

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:37:00 GMT

Gregg Berhalter explains his approach to recruiting dual nationals as Uly Llanez trains with the USMNT. Alejandro Bedoya opens up to ESPN about the state of the USMNT and whether there has been progress since 2017. Guillermo Schelotto says Chicharito will have big shoes to fill at LA Galaxy after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure. Former Liverpool CEO explains why Jurgen Klopp is one of the most real and natural managers in the game. Former Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre talks through some of his most notable signings during his time with the club. Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines for up to four months after club GM Ali Curtis said he needs surgery for a "severe and complicated" injury. The U.S. international suffered an ankle injury in the 2019 MLS Cup in November, in which Toronto lost to the Seattle Sounders.  Curtis said the 32-year-old Bradley will have surgery on Tuesday in New York, a procedure to be performed by Dr. Martin O'Malley of the Hospital for Special Surgery, adding that...

MLS stalwart Kyle Beckerman signs new RSL deal, eyes league records

Mon, 20 Jan 2020 10:00:00 GMT

Guillermo Schelotto says Chicharito will have big shoes to fill at LA Galaxy after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure. Former Liverpool CEO explains why Jurgen Klopp is one of the most real and natural managers in the game. Former Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre talks through some of his most notable signings during his time with the club. Peter Vermes explains the intangibles Alan Pulido will bring to Sporting Kansas City this season. Kyle Beckerman has agreed a new contract with Real Salt Lake which gives him a shot at becoming Major League Soccer's all-time record appearance maker. Beckerman's former RSL teammate Nick Rimando, who retired in the offseason, holds the record with 514. The 37-year-old, who has signed on for his 21st MLS season in total and his 14th with RSL, said: "Over the last 13 seasons, Utah has been home for me and I'm proud of Real Salt Lake's role on and off the field in building the soccer community here. "The...

Columbus Crew sign Sebastian Berhalter to Homegrown Player deal

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:12:00 GMT

Herculez Gomez breaks down the latest about Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy. The Columbus Crew have signed Sebastian Berhalter, the son of U.S. boss Gregg Berhalter, to a Homegrown Player deal on Friday, the club announced. - When does the 2020 MLS season begin? All you need to know - Stream MLS games LIVE on ESPN+  "We are excited to welcome Sebastian to the Crew SC First Team," said general manager Tim Bezbatchenko in team a statement. "As a longtime member of the Crew SC Academy, Sebastian is someone who understands the values and ideology of our club.  "We...

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez out of Sevilla squad amid LA Galaxy negotiations

Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:58:00 GMT

Guillermo Schelotto says Chicharito will have big shoes to fill at LA Galaxy after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's departure. Herculez Gomez breaks down the latest about Javier Hernandez's move to LA Galaxy. Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez has been left out of Sevilla's squad for Saturday's game at former club Real Madrid as his impending move to LA Galaxy draws closer. The Mexico international didn't train with the team on Thursday or Friday with negotiations underway ahead of a highly anticipated move to Major League Soccer. Sevilla said on Friday afternoon that "Chicharito" was not included in the 20-man squad selected by coach Julen Lopetegui as he "continues to negotiate his possible departure." A...


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